SpaceX is targeting tonight, Friday, October 14 for launch of the Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The 116-minute launch window opens at 11:26 pm. A backup launch opportunity is available on Saturday, October 15 at the same time.
According to Eutelsat’s website, the two HOTBIRD 13F satellites will provide video broadcasting service to more than 160 million homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and will replace the three existing satellites.
The Falcon 9 first-stage booster used in this launch was previously launched CRS-24 and one Starlink mission. After stage separation, it will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic, SpaceX announced.
A SpaceX live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.